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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
ALE IMPRESSIONS:light copper color, slight malt flavor with mild bitterness,dry finish with subtle hop aroma. FRENCH OAK IMPRESSIONS: qualities of toasted coconut, almond biscotti & toasted almonds with a taste of honeysuckle 11%ABV


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Bottle courtesy of hopson. Clear amber body, much rising carbonation. Sweet malty nose. Small off-white head. Very sweet, malty, a bit of oak, lots of caramel in the finish. A bit cloying. Thanks Kyle!


3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (817) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2015
From bottle in snifter. Cloudy pale orange with off white head. Nose is yeasty, oranges. Light body, medium carbonation, smooth. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1117) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 2, 2015
Dark copper color , with small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla , spices , dark fruits. Sweet , caramel taste with fruits and wood , however sweetness is not overwhelming. Gentle bitterness in the finish and some boozy notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3506) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2015
22 ounce bottle into snifter; bottled in 2008, so around 6.5 years old. Pours slightly hazy ruby red/copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with solid retention, that reduces to a spotty cap that lingers. Some light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge raisin, plum, fig, date, apricot, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted bread, vanilla, oak, light nuttiness, light herbal, and oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruitiness, and oak notes; with good strength. Taste of huge raisin, plum, fig, date, apricot, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted bread, vanilla, oak, light nuttiness, light herbal, and oak/toasted earthiness. Light amount of herbal/oaky bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, date, apricot, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, vanilla, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruitiness, and oak flavors; with a great malt/oak balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with minimal warming lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent oak aged strong ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruitiness, and oak flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
Clear red brown colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, green tomatoes, leather. Sweet malty flavour, caramel, apple sauce, dates. Light bitter finish, malts, caramel, apple, vanilla, brown sugar and koetjesreep.
(From 65cL bottle @ The Autumn Gathering Formerly Known as RBBAG (I) Mons, Gent 2014. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (9585) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
650ml bottle. This bottle is not as oxidized as I was expect but still lots of cherry notes, sweet and spicy, old musty leather. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6492) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2014
25/X/14 - bottle @ The Autumn Gathering formerly known as RBBAG Mons (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-1267) Thanks to my buddy Abu Nasim for the trade!

Clear red to deep orange beer, small aery irregular beige head, unstable, non adhesive, dissipates quickly. Aroma: bit nutty, caramel, vanilla, wood touch, sweet, alcoholic. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, vanilla, cherry liquor, almonds, marzipan, some alcohol. Aftertaste: slightly bitter, caramel, some tannins, chocolate, vanilla, "ersatz chocolate" (Koetjesreep, for all ye low country inhabitants, remember it? ;-), dried fruits, alcohol, fudge, bit of overripe banana.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (2599) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
Sample from 65 cl. bottle. Hazy, amber colour with no head. Sweet aroma with fruits, rich caramel malts, light booze, sweet nuts and spices. Hardly any bitterness. Taste is sweet. Full body with a flat carbonation. Finishes dry and fruity with caramel malts. Looks like the hops is gone. Otherwise pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (4349) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
Sample from Bottle - amber pour with almost no head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, some caramel, toffee, sweet on the palate, decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
65cl, as Southern Tier Cuvée 1, retired exclusive American brew, thx alot to Tim for sharing!, complex brew, malty/woody and slightly floral/sweet, not too heavy, yet not balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, nice brew, ’Sadly showing some signs of oxidation...’

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5560) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
Thank you tderoeck! Tasting glass from 650 ml. bottle consumed @ “The Tasting formerly known as Mons RBBAG I (2014)”. Dark red copper with no head. Nose is super thick syrupy sugar, caramel, caramelized apple, cinnamon, lots of sugar,… Taste is sugar, caramel, caramelized apple, super thick caramel malts, biscuits, good oxidation, warming, tad boozy. Thick sugar body. Not top but pretty nice stuff.


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